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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-17-2004, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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Locking nut screw holes, drill them before or after shaping?

I'm currently making a guitar neck that will be for a guitar that is going to have an edge trem installed. I just have a quick question about the nut screw holes that go through the neck so you can fasten the double lock nut assembly.

Is it best to drill the holes before or after neck shaping?? And can someone give me the right drill bit size (for brad point bits) to use for both the long allen screws and the "bigger hole" where the washer will fit, located under the neck??


I would assume that one should drill the holes before neck shaping because it's easier to do it while the piece is flat.
Thanks in advance!
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-17-2004, 07:24 PM
 
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Drill the holes from the top, then it doesn't matter. Do the two "through holes first, from the top flat part down, then do the recesses from the other side with something that cuts a flat bottom. A forstner or router bit would work but I usually make that recess by using a regular bit. That way it centers on the original hole. Then once I get a little recess I dremel the bottom of it flat.
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